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Science Snaps: seeing the effects of proteins we know nothing about

Category: Science blog June 24, 2019 1 comment

This entry is part 26 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

Anh Hoang Le, a PhD student at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, studies two proteins that we know curiously little about: CYRI-A and CYRI-B.

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The scientists on a mission to revolutionise brain tumour research

Category: Science blog June 17, 2019 25 comments

Meet our three new international teams of scientists that have been awarded £18 million to revolutionise brain tumour research.

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Learning about advanced cancer from the people who donate their bodies after death

Category: Science blog May 28, 2019 5 comments

We look at the research made possible by people who donate their bodies after their death, including helping scientists understand how advanced cancers spread.

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Bowel cancer rates are rising in young adults, but do we know what’s behind the increase?

Category: Science blog May 17, 2019 41 comments

Bowel cancer rates are increasing in adults aged between 20 and 50, according to data from 2 big studies published this week. But what’s behind the increase?

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Clinician scientist training: ‘You’re trying to carve out your own path with few examples to follow’

Category: Science blog May 13, 2019 1 comment

Changing clinical research training could make this career path more flexible, and help retain female scientists. We speak to a researcher for their take.

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Tackling side effects in head and neck cancer treatment – the end of the road for hyperbaric oxygen?

Category: Science blog May 2, 2019 0 comments

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for years to prevent a side effect of head and neck cancer treatment called osteoradionecrosis. But does it work?

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Bacon, salami and sausages: how does processed meat cause cancer and how much matters?

Category: Science blog April 26, 2019 87 comments

How does bacon cause cancer? New research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.

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Why do certain faulty genes only cause cancer in some parts of the body?

Category: Science blog April 10, 2019 3 comments

This entry is part 21 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Our international team of scientists are tackling a fundamental question about how cancer develops: why do some gene faults only cause cancer in certain organs?

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Inflammation and cancer: unravelling a 150-year-old mystery

Category: Science blog March 28, 2019 0 comments

This entry is part 20 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.

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Could the bacteria in our gut help treat cancer?

Category: Science blog March 21, 2019 19 comments

This entry is part 19 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Gut bacteria may help some bowel cancers grow. Our Grand Challenge scientists want to see if tinkering with these tiny communities could be a new way to treat cancer.

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